• Berkeley Playhouse

    Each year, Berkeley Playhouse Conservatory welcomes over 1,200 students, grades Pre-K through 12, into our home at the Julia Morgan Theater. We believe theater has the unique ability to develop confident, compassionate and empowered young people to have a voice in our community.

    Our musical theater classes and camps are offered year-round. We offer Fall, Winter/Spring, Winter Break, and Summer sessions, with new themes based on popular titles every season.  After-school classes range from 5-12 weeks long.

    Young performers can also audition for our popular KidStage and TeenStage programs, which produce full-scale, youth-only productions on our main stage.


    Type of School/Program: Pre K-12 Musical Theater Classes & Camp
    Address: 2640 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
    Phone: 510) 845-8542

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  • Cartooning with Cara Goldstein

    Do you love to draw and read comics? This class will teach you how to create your own cartoon characters with expression and create your own comic book story. Click here for more information on Berkeley classes.

    Classes are offered for ages 9–16:
    September 19–October 10, Tuesday, 4:00–5:30 p.m. $180
    September 22–October 13, Friday, 4:00–5:30 p.m. $180
    October 24–November 14, Tuesday, 4:00–5:30 p.m. $180
    October 27–December 1, Friday, 4:00–5:30 p.m. (no class November 10 or 24) $180

    Piedmont Winter Break Camps. Click on the links below for more information:
    Cartooning – Piedmont. Click here for info. Students will design their own characters, backgrounds, storylines and create the beginning of a mini comic book.
    Creativity and Imagination – Piedmont. Click here for info. We will look at illustrators such as Maurice Sendak, Dr Seuss, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol to inspire paintings, drawings, and mixed media artworks.


    Type of School/Program: After-School Program, ages 9-16
    Address: Live Oak Community Center, 1301 Shattuck Avenue
    Phone: 510-981-5150

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  • Firecracker Math

    We offer an extra-curricular program that helps students to build a solid foundation and understanding of mathematics. Our classes are offered year-round with Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer Camp sessions.  Topics are selected from number theory, geometry, combinatorics, probability, graph theory, and more. Theoretical instructions are combined with games, brain teasers, and magic tricks to demonstrate concepts and to show your child that math is creative, exciting, and fun. Visit our website to learn about our referral program and our sibling discount. Register on or before November 15 and get an Early Bird discount.
    Locations are in Berkeley, Oakland/Piedmont, San Francisco, and Lafayette.

    Early Bird registration code: FireMathEARLY


    Type of School/Program: Year-round, after school and summer camps-kids ages 6-16
    Address: 1606 Bonita Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709 (Our Berkeley Location)
    Phone: 510-488-4556

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  • Hanwen After-School Chinese Program

    We are a Mandarin immersion after-school program for children to learn Chinese through language classes and enrichment activities like Chinese arts & crafts, calligraphy, and martial arts. Interactive games help children practice language skills.

    Families now have an after-school option to
    – Maintain cultural heritage roots
    – Learn about new culture
    – Acquire language skills for future

    Other activities include:
    – Movies-in-Mandarin Date Night
    – Magic-in-Mandarin workshop

    On-site private tutoring and violin/piano music lessons available.


    Type of School/Program: After School K-5 Mandarin Immersion
    Address: 1548 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703
    Phone: 510-545-2126

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  • Hello Stitch

    Learn to sew at Hello Stitch! We provide a supportive, fun, and stress-free atmosphere for exploring adventures in sewing. Available to kids ages 8 to 16, for beginners and beyond. We are offering 4 Sessions this fall. Visit our website to view project details and specific class dates. Sign up for our Newsletter while you are there.


    Type of School/Program: After School
    Address: 1708 University Avenue, Berkeley
    Phone: (510] 982-6549

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  • Polyglottist Language Academy

    Spanish, French and Italian for kids and teens. Give youth the gift of foreign language fluency! Our after school program takes advantage of young aptitude for foreign languages and draws on our staff of highly qualified language instructors. Classes take place in the target language at our school in downtown Berkeley, and engage young learners with a communicative approach, covering different vocabulary and grammar units through songs, games, and stories.


    Type of School/Program: After School Language Academy
    Address: 2161 Shattuck Ave., Suites 234-235, Berkeley
    Phone: (510) 710-0238

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  • Tutu School

    Tutu School offers ballet classes for children ages 1.5-8 years in a fun and creative way! Imagine your child dancing to Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker or Sleeping Beauty during our storybook adventures in ballet. We also offer birthday parties! Sign up online for a free trial class. Year-round registration.


    Type of School/Program: After-School and Ballet Classes, ages 1.5-8
    Address: 1820 Solano Ave, Suite C2, Berkeley
    Phone: 510-868-2186

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